Shut it down! (action trainings)
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What: The coalition to stop the fracked gas pipeline is in the process of coordinating a series of actions in response to the PSB decision regarding the permits for Phase 1 of the pipeline project. We're reaching out to groups about planning their own actions and we can support with media, legal, and training.
Why: We're in a crucial moment in the campaign - the PSB is deliberating on these permits, and VGS is continuing with construction. They've recently confirmed Michels - the same company that worked on the KXL pipeline construction - as their new contractor. Every day that we take action and demonstrate widespread controversy, we erode their ability to complete this project. And we need your help!
When: We expect the decision will come after August 21st, but in the meantime we're keeping up with resistance while their project hangs in the balance. We're working with groups to plan and execute actions after the PSB releases its decision.
How: We have 3 scheduled Direct Action Trainings in Burlington VT:
Sundays - August 16, August 23, September 6
We can also come to your town and run a training for your group during the week.
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#FLOODTHESYSTEM - Starting this September, Rising Tide North America is calling for mass actions to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival.
Already, hundreds of thousands are streaming into the streets to fight back against climate chaos, capitalism and white supremacy.
This wave of resistance couldn’t be more urgent. To stop climate chaos we need a phenomenal escalation in organizing, participation and tactical courage. We need a profound social transformation to uproot the institutions of capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, the systems that created the climate crisis. And we need to link arms with allies fighting for migrant justice, dignified work and pay, and an end to the criminalization and brutal policing of black and brown bodies.
Join the Flood here.
Are You a Vermont Gas Customer?
Did you know that the price you pay for gas could increase by 15% to fund Vermont Gas Systems' fracked gas pipeline?
Let the Department of Public Service know that you can't afford paying more to fund fossil fuel expansion in Vermont!
File a complaint with DPS here
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July 7th: Hundreds rally, nine arrested blockading energy transport!
For Immediate Release: July 7 2015
Champlain Valley, VT - Hundreds of people participated today in a coordinated series of actions across the Champlain valley -- including a blockade and lake flotilla -- demanding an end to extreme energy extraction and transport. Rallying behind the slogan “Not by truck, not by rail, not by pipeline,” participants denounced industry attempts to turn the Champlain valley into an energy corridor for fracked gas, oil, and tar sands which are driving climate change.
Click here to read more and Donate to the legal fund below!
Are you a Vermont Gas Ratepayer?
Most Vermont Gas ratepayers don't even realize they are paying for the fracked gas pipeline because it has never has been itemized on their bills.
But soon, your bill could increase by 15% to pay for a project that has nearly doubled in cost since receiving its Certificate of Public Good
File a complaint
Let the Department of Public Service know that you can't afford to foot the bill for the fracked gas pipeline by filing a complaint here.
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Cost in the crosshairs at VT Gas hearing
by Zach Despart, June 22, 2015. Source: Burlington Free Press
Seven Vermont Gas Systems witnesses defended Phase 1 of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project during an all-day hearing in front of the Public Service Board in Montpelier on Monday.The board will use the testimony, plus another full slate of witnesses Tuesday, to determine whether the pipeline, which has been approved to run from Colchester to Middlebury, remains in the best interest of Vermont.
Read more here...
VT Gas Protestor arrested at Essex worksite
by Zach Despart, June 18, 2015. Source: Burlington Free Pres
One protester from Rising Tide Vermont chained herself a Vermont Gas Systems pipe site in Essex this morning to protest Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.
Johanna Anderson of Plainfield remained locked to a section of exposed pipe for three and a half hours before surrendering to police shortly before 11 a.m.
Read more here...
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All Out to Stop the Fracked Gas Pipeline!
June 20, 12pm, Burlington - Milk With Dignity Day of Action
Join Migrant Justice as they call on Ben & Jerry's to join the Milk With Dignity program to support farmworkers rights.
More info here
June 22-23, 4pm, Montpelier - Rise Up, Speak Out Rally & Vigil to Defend a Livable Planet
Join Rising Tide, 350VT, Just Power, Rutland Area Climate Coalition and others as we call on the Public Service Board to scrap the fracked gas pipeline. Register here
July 1-8, Green Mountains Romance Header, Goshen, VT - Earth First! 36th Annual Round River Rendezvous
Join earth defenders from around the continent for a week of workshops, trainings, camping and action in the beautiful Green Mountains. More info and directions here